Gladstone Hotel

Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel, a once run-down flophouse, has been recently transformed into a boutique hotel, situated in the heart of the vibrant West Queen West art scene at the edge of Parkdale .

Gladstone Hotel

They've got 37 rooms each uniquely decorated by local designers. If you want a true Canadian experience, opt for the Canadiana Room, where you'll appreciate details such as the maple leaf motif in the dresser drawers and Canadian authored books in the bookshelf unit.

We found the bed quite comfy. In the closet you'll find real hangers and in the bathroom you'll find nice handmade soaps from nearby Prince Edward County. There's a corkscrew provided in the room, but no wine glasses (just regular glasses). There's a flatscreen TV for your viewing pleasure. And earplugs are provided. This comes in handy, considering several rooms overlook the often noisy-until-the-wee-hours, bustling Queen Street West.

There's a charming, old elevator that can take you up to the fourth floor, but you may get impatient waiting for it and opt for the stairs.

Gladstone Hotel

Friendly and helpful concierge. Check-in at 3 p.m. Check-out at noon. $10 parking fee at the nearby grocery store just north of the hotel seems like an afterthought. They offer free wireless internet, but no available outlet for plugging in laptop. I had to unplug the TV to make an outlet available. There was a big dirty streak on the wall under one of the paintings in the room. The shower was not hot enough at full heat when I showered late in the morning before checking out.

Gladstone Hotel

Don't expect much in the way of an intimate dining experience in The Ballroom Cafe. Service is attentive, but the dining room itself has more of a bustling bar kind of feel. The food, with a focus on local, fair trade and organic ingredients, is scrumptious.

Gladstone Hotel

Who stays here? Locals who get drunk and hook up after singing karaoke at The Melody Bar; hipster out-of-towners wanting to look the part of the Queen Street West arts scene; and celebrities who want to remain anonymous. "We treat celebrities like regular people and we treat regular people like celebrities."



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Gladstone Hotel

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  • December 12

    The Den is back at the Gladstone Hotel for their HOLIDAY EDITION workshop! Students learn now to use various types of hammers, buffing techniques and stamping tools to give your personal piece of metal art it’s own sparkle. Make the perfect personalised gift for someone special at our holiday jewelry making workshop!

    Use our ready-to-go Silver & Copper options as a blank canvas to test your ...

  • December 13

    Join SciCommTO for a series of SciCraft workshops, getting you in the mood for the holidays with science!

    Learn how to create beautiful decorations and unique gifts while hearing about the science that inspired them. All supplies, tools and materials will be provided and you can take your creation home with you.

    In this session you'll learn to crochet microbes with Amanda Veri and Elliann Fairb...

  • December 14

    LandMarks2017: Art + Places + Perspectives / Repères2017: Art + lieux + perspectives

    Dec 12 - Dec. 28, 2017

    Opening Reception, Dec. 14 7pm-10pm

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    “Landmarks are meeting places. They can be features of the landscape—or part of the built environment. The land is marked by time, by the elements, by the habits of animals and peoples. Landmarks define boundaries and echo multiple hist...

  • December 19

    A new interactive Game Night in the heart of the West End at the Gladstone Hotel. The Melody Bar will be filled with games, comedy, prizes, and best of all drag queens!

    Each month we will have a new series of interactive games, comedy and queens to keep the excitement going.

    HAPPY HOLIGAYS!!!!!

    Get in the holiday spirit and join your host Crystal Queer and co-host’s Priyanka, Dottie Dangerfield...

  • December 22

    We made a list and checked it twice–of 12 local breweries, naughty and nice–to join us at our annual all-you-can-taste, beer-drinking extravaganza! On Dec 22, throw on your ugliest Christmas sweater and cross a beer (or 12) off your list.

    There will be live music, DJs, and enough suds to give Santa’s village a hangover. This event sells out every year, so get your tickets early on Eventbrite!

    F...

  • December 29

    Toronto's favourite up-and-coming MC is back for a two hour set, capping off 2017 as part of the Gladstone series! Come through for good music and good vibes.

  • December 31

    Bring in 2018 with glitter, gold, pop art, bubbles, queens and an absolutely epic dance party at Studio 1214, the Gladstone Hotel's resurrection of the infamous Studio 54!

    Relive the glory days of glamour and disco, filled with champagne and non-stop dancing, extravagance and excess, all at this glamorous affair. Indulge in the mystique of our historic space and prepare for a night filled with ...

  • January 20

    Come Up To My Room returns for it's 15th year Anniversary to pack all four floors of the Gladstone with site-specific, immersive art and design installations over four days January 18 21.

    And how do we celebrate Torontos favourite alternative art and design event? With a party, of course! Join us on Saturday night for the opening reception and explore all four floors then drink and dance ...

  • January 21

    As a complement to the exhibition Matter, TO DO and the Toronto Society of Architects present an Ideas Forum on the topic a PechaKucha-style event 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each, featuring artists and designers from Matter, as well as other practitioners speaking to material transformation and change.

    Speakers include Lars and Jason Dressler Brothers Dressler, Joanne Byrne and Jonathan de...

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